okay, so im an idiot and bought a Dell XPS M1330 when it first came out. Actually my uncle bought it but that's besides the point.
1.5gh intel duo
160 hdd 7200rpm
nvidia 8600gs or something
and vista home premium
not only does this thing freeze on my once a day when im doing casual stuff, but when i try to play games, it freezes EVERY game or shuts off. ive gotten the blue screen of death several times for hardware stuff but ive been careful with it. so seeing as i didnt pay for it, im going to convince my mom to get me a new laptop and give my current one to my brother.
Laptops are always a hard buy, but here's what i need mine to do, and yes, im aware it will be expensive.
Play games smoothly (very smoothly preferably)
blu-ray read and write
if it comes with vista, im going to get like a 320GB HDD 7200rpm and partition it into ubuntu and XP Pro
i do a lot of programming and am starting game design so i need good graphics. portability and battery life. alienware has some good laptops but their battery life and portability is pretty ****. are there any other options? i have never had any experience with sony vaios, but i customized one for pretty cheap and it was very decent, but idk how good they are. please, im dying with this dell and vista, and i tried to partition to XP but i got blue screen of death hardware problem. helppp please
err, the only game i will be playing is warcraft 3 and that will be verrrry on and off. but i do want to get into game design and stuff so maybe its safer to stay with the alienware?...does anyone know if it runs cool/hot and what the battery life is?
4gigs of PC2 6400
2x GeForce 7950GTX SLI
250gig WD7200 HD
Whats nice about this sager is you can UPGRADE!!!!!!!! so if i want to go with Vista and the 8800M GTX I can. Anyway I love my portable "PC" LOL. Shes a beast but it suits my needs when I travel to my in-laws.
BTW I love your name ( ihateibuypower ) I know someone who has had a nightmarish experience with them.
yeah i think nightmare-ish problems would be an understatement. they cheated the light on the paint jobs and had a loose cable to the screen in every laptop. not to mention theyre gaming laptops and you cant game without them overheating and shutting off. they make me want to /wrists. anyways, what about the new dell studio laptops?--that is, once they really get out there and they fix problems.